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These are the top performers Monday in the MLK Classic at McKale Center as selected by AllSportsTucson.com.
G — Nevaeh Urenda, Fr., Flowing Wells — Scored a team-high 13 points in Flowing Wells’ 53-43 win over Pueblo.
G — Clara-Mae Hrouch, Fr., Catalina Foothills — Recorded team-high 16 points in Catalina Foothills’ 45-33 loss to Tucson High.
G — Victoria Cazares, Jr., Pueblo — Finished with 26 points to lead the Warriors in their 53-43 loss to Flowing Wells.
F — Molly Garnand, Jr., Pusch Ridge — Scored a career-high 32 points in Pusch Ridge’s 53-42 win over Sabino.
C — Gabriela Sanchez, Jr., Tucson — Tied for team-high with 13 points and also had 14 rebounds and five blocked shots in Tucson’s 45-33 win over Catalina Foothills.
MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER — F Molly Garnand, Pusch Ridge, junior
G — Titus Palmer, Jr., Sahuaro — Scored 25 points to lead the Cougars to a 74-62 win over Palo Verde.
G — Rielly Joyal, Sr., Desert Christian — Tallied a team-high 15 points in his team’s 55-24 win over San Miguel.
G — Antonio Martinez, Sr., Palo Verde — Led the Titans with 21 points in their 74-62 loss to Sahuaro.
F — Eli Clausen, Soph., Tanque Verde — Finished with a game-high 16 points to defeat Safford 62-53.
F — Pasha Shemirani, Jr., Salpointe — Led a balanced scoring attack with 13 points in Salpointe’s 66-42 win over Cholla.
MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER — Titus Palmer, Sahuaro, junior
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ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon. He became an educator five years ago and is presently a special education teacher at Gallego Fine Arts Intermediate in the Sunnyside Unified School District.